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Germany led the way at a two-day video conference by vowing to contribute 1.74 billion euros ($2 billion), ahead of $600 million from the United States.

The UN and other aid groups are seeking more than $4 billion for aid within Syria and $5.8 billion for the refugees at this year's donor conference.

UN warns UK about potential aid cut to Syria

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UN warns UK about potential aid cut to Syria

The UN's humanitarian aid chief has warned the UK against making a massive cut to aid to Syria, saying that such a move would "bite us all tomorrow".

Top Houthi commander killed as fighting rages in Taiz

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Top Houthi commander killed as fighting rages in Taiz

A spokesmen for Yemen's pro-government forces described Abu Asad as one of the highest-ranking and feared Houthi commanders in the region.

Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

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Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

A Saudi-led military coalition mounted air strikes on Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa after intercepting a flurry of drones and missiles ...

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EU approves $155m for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan

The aid package will support social protection, healthcare, and education for Syrian refugees in host countries.

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UK aid cuts may force closure of Somalia clinics

The spectre of dry funds comes as the UK announced on Monday that it was slashing its aid program to Yemen by more than 50%.

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Houthi munition wounds five civilians in Saudi Arabia

A munition fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels wounded five civilians in a border village in southern Saudi Arabia, state media reported Tuesday, the ...

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UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

The United Nations chief warned of a "death sentence" for war-torn Yemen as a donor conference yielded less than half the ...

UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

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UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

The United Nations said on Monday that $3.85 billion were needed in Yemen to prevent large-scale famine after six years of war

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War turning Yemen into broken state, beyond repair: UN

The war in Yemen is turning the impoverished country into an "unviable state" that will be almost beyond repair, a top UN official warned.

France's Macron to visit Lebanon for third time: reports

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France's Macron to visit Lebanon for third time: reports

France's Macron will reportedly visit Lebanon for the third time since the 4 August explosion to follow up on the country's progress on promised ...

France to host virtual <em>donor</em> <em>conference</em> for Lebanon

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France to host virtual donor conference for Lebanon

France decided to push ahead with the conference due to the devastating impact Covid-19 pandemic, according to sources.

UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

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UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

Donors pledge $12 billion for Afghanistan, but under conditions

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Donors pledge $12 billion for Afghanistan, but under conditions

Afghanistan could receive $12 billion in aid over the next four years.

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Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid pandemic

Donors could offer between 15% to 20% less than they did in the last pledging conference in 2016, according to a senior Western diplomat.

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Biden rebuilding 'blue wall' in race for White House

Joe Biden is rebuilding support in key Democrat states as he and Trump go head-to-head for the presidency.

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International donors pledge nearly $600m for Rohingya refugees

The virtual donor conference failed to meet its funding target of $1 billion.

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Virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees

The conference will be co-hosted by the UN, US, and EU to help fund the Rohingya refugees made homeless after Myanmar military ...

France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

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Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut blast

The army carried out a survey of tens of thousands of building units to assess the damage caused by the blast.

Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

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Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, HRW warns

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'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, HRW warns

Interference by the government and Houthi rebels has hampered the delivery of aid in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

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For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

Lebanese families are still struggling with rebuilding in the wake of the massive explosion centered at Beirut's port.

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